Follow the ALGS Pre Season qualifiers here.
The ALGS Pre Season qualifiers are underway, and we're tracking every team that makes it into the first split of the ALGS Year 4 Pro League.
Teams can qualify out of the ALGS Pre Season Qualifiers in one of two ways. First, they can win any of the four Qualifiers. Else, they must finish in the top four places in the regional pre season leaderboards. Points are awarded based on how they place. You don't just have to make finals to earn points.
That results in a total of eight teams from each of North America, EMEA, APAC North and APAC South qualifying for Pro League.
Check back here each week to see who made it.
ALGS Pre Season Qualifier #4 - December 16-18
In APAC North, O2 Esports, a stalwart of Challenger events, finally booked their spot in the ALGS Pro League. Having signed a Pro League experienced team in November, the Japanese organisation had high hopes of making the top tier of the esport.
They won the last two games back to back, extending their lead and comfortably cruising to first place.
MDY Red won the final ALGS Pre Season Qualifier in APAC South. Remarkably, they did this without winning a game and with just 55 points. They also only made the top five in one single game. This was by far one of the closest finals across all four weekends in any region.
In EMEA, LVH stormed to victory thanks to a 13 kill final game win. This saw them surpass the likes of 40%Worse and shock the lobby. LVH is made up of a variety of experienced Pro League players, and they stand a good chance at finding success in the Pro League.
There was a big shock in North America. With griefing and aping galore, there was a big surprise. Tempr, by a single point, surpassed NickMercs and the Tripods to secure a spot in the Pro League. The team almost missed out on finals at all. They scraped into the top ten of their semi finals lobby by just three points.
ALGS Pre Season Qualifier #3 - December 9-11
Team Mellst are the next APAC North team to make January's Pro League. The all Japanese team dropped an absolutely monstrous 21 kill win on their way to a strong first place. yoMe has been an APAC North Challenger Circuit veteran competing in countless events over the last few years. This is the first time he has made Pro League and Mellst will look to take full advantage of the opportunity.
Akuma had a range of both Pro League and even LAN experience to call upon on their way to victory this weekend. Their experience was clear as they opened up the tournament with 27 kills across a first and second place finish in the first two games. This gave them room to post just a few more solid points totals. In the end, they won by a 20 point margin.
The third EMEA Pre Season Qualifier was a nailbiter. Players held on by a single point to secure their Pro League spot. Their lead looked secured, but they died 20th in the final game. Red Dragon then fell just short of passing Players. If they had won the final game, instead of coming second, they would have qualified instead.
For kazakh, this is a first return to the Pro League since 2021. As part of his former 789 team, he fell just short of a Pro League return on so many occasions and this will be a hugely satisfying victory.
North America also saw an incredibly close one point victory. Oblivion blew past Drop In Gaming with a final game victory. Blinkzr, Akimboh and Arkology were not on anyone's radar before the event but will now get a big opportunity to make a name for themselves amongst the best of the best in North America.
ALGS Pre Season Qualifier #2 - December 2-5
The second APAC North team to qualify for the Pro League was YOKOYARI. They dominated the final stages of the finals, winning games four and five following up with a third place in game six. Their strength was not limited to just a single map however, as the team also opened the day with a very strong 11 kill win. This team has Pro League experience and will be a force to be reckoned with in the APAC North region.
In APAC South, team Mnk comfortably booked their place in the Pro League. They performed incredibly strongly and were excellent value for their victory. A highlight was their back to back wins in games four and five. Team Mnk dropped a huge 34 kills across these two games. Just the kills in these games secured them enough points for top 10.
Team Passion showed their experience as they dropped a phenomenal 99 points in the second EMEA ALGS Pre Season Qualifier. Those watching might have written Passion off after their opening two games, which were far below par.
However, Passion went on an unbelievable run. They dropped 49 kills in 4 games, winning three of those. This saw them far surpass Players, who were miles ahead of third place RedDragon.
In North America, there was a big surprise as team GKS completed a miracle run. The team of ChaoticMuch, iSleepyPanda and Saucerorr had never played together before the event began on Saturday afternoon. Chemistry has to be built, but skill is clearly permanent. Established teams have struggled to make it past the early rounds of the ALGS Pre Season Qualifiers, but team GKS sailed all the way through to Pro League at their first attempt.
ALGS Pre Season Qualifier #1 - November 25-27
PLAYOUTSIDE secured their spot in the APAC North Pro League at the first attempt. However, PLAYOUTSIDE almost missed out on making the finals at all. The trio of Watage, AiriKannaLoveTi and Tanpopo only snuck into the finals by two points.
In APAC South, it was MDY Black who booked their spot in the January's Pro League. MDY Black will be a familiar name to fans of Apex Legends. The team competed in the Split 2 ALGS Pro League in year 3.
AugustDream and Bieyun both return to Pro League, alongside rookie XiaMan who will make his Pro League debut. MDY Black were a pushed all the way by MXF. They won the final game with nine kills, but ultimatley fell four points short.
Qualifying from EMEA was unknown team 'No Days Off'. Sherbert, Tayko and Plexex surprised everyone with an incredible performance across the weekend's action. They secured their Pro League spot in no small part down to an incredible back to back to back set of 2nd places on Storm Point. This netted them a lead that proved insurmountable for the rest of the lobby.
Speaking to esports.gg after their ALGS Pre Season Qualifiers win, 'No Days Off' coach Nayf said: "Our macro was really really good, Tayko had some exceptional calls. The boys all kept their heads and were locked in the entire time, I can only commend them for their hard work in scrims and that clearly showed up today"
Overwhelming favourites E8 were first to land their spot in Pro League in North America. Competition in North America is very high. Tripods, the team of NickMercs, didn't even make the Semi Finals.
The trio of Zachmazer, and Shooby were bitterly disappointed to miss out on a Pro League invite. Having added the firepower of Zaptoh to their roster, they dominated scrims day after day. Clearly, they are a cut above teams at this level and more than deserve their spot in the Pro League.